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I am trying to get my old eMac going again and wanted to put extra software on. Unfortunately i can't remember the password. is there somewhere I can find it and either disable or change it?
You can also trick your Mac into thinking that the setup assistant has not been run. Start the Mac in Single User Mode (hold cmd s down while starting) and wait for the startup script to stop scrolling through. Then type the following (press return after each line)
mount -uw /
shutdown -h now
When you restart you mac it will kick into the set up assistant where you can create a new admin user with a known password, then use this to amend the password of the old account (or delete the old account)